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Judges act to insure Halifax courthouse repairs

The Commonwealth of Virginia has issued a show cause order against the Halifax County Board of Supervisors regarding the condition of the courthouse building in Halifax, according to court records.

Well-known Halifax farmer dies from medical emergency

A well-known Halifax farmer suffered a medical emergency Tuesday afternoon at his farm on Clays Mill Road and was found unresponsive by his son.

School board to go behind closed doors to talk personnel issues

Halifax County Public School Board members will hold a special called meeting Thursday at 4 p.m. in the school board office conference room with their attorney Craig Woods of Charlottesville to discuss personnel issues.

Firemen save kitty from burning Halifax County house

Jennifer Barksdale’s 1-year-old kitten, Tommy, came very close to using up one of his nine lives Sunday afternoon.

Scout leader drowns at Buggs Island

An assistant leader of the Boy Scouts of America Cradock Troop 223 died in a drowning accident Saturday at Buggs Island Lake.

Halifax County Service Authority adopts budget

The Halifax County Service Authority Board of Directors adopted the proposed $4.7 million operating budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year during its regular monthly meeting Thursday afternoon in the conference room of the Halifax County Service Authority Operations and Administration Office.

IDA names new executive director; will start July 16

County resident Matthew Leonard is the new Halifax County Industrial Development Authority Executive Director.

Summer arrives with garden goods, music

The Town of Halifax will kick off the summer season with its first Friday Night Jams today from 6 to 9 p.m. followed by Halifax Farmers Market grand opening Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Halifax Farmers Market.

Virginia Beach man charged with reckless driving

A 37-year-old Virginia Beach man was charged with reckless driving/failure to maintain proper control following a single-vehicle wreck that occurred Tuesday morning on Route 58, two-tenths of a mile west of State Route 703.

Battle of Staunton River Bridge to be remembered

In June of 1864, Union cavalry under the command of General James H. Wilson and August V. Kautz were making a raid through Southside Virginia, leaving a trail of destruction behind them.